This computer seems by all specifications to be a great buy. HOWEVER, the Disk Transfer Rates are horribly slow. When first booting up windows the hard drive runs at 100% for the first 10 minutes of being on. After it finally settles down, opening a new application or program brings it right back up to 100%. This leads to incredibly long wait times and program instability especially when running multiple programs at once. Once open, games and programs will run fairly normally, until a new process on the computer is started and then the hard drive jumps back up and the computer slows substantially. I've had two instances of the same computer to test if I received a faulty unit, but both laptops suffer from the same issues. I would strongly recommend not buying this computer, as the hassle of returning it is substantial.
I will rate each item at the rate of 1-10 based on what I paid for otherwise it would be unfair to compare the product with latest and the greatest.
Software Package: 3
My N76VJ-DH71 is a reliable laptop that tends not to crash, and performs well with great looks. Windows 8 is not the best OS in my opinion unfortunately the only option when I was buying this laptop and the software package is not all that great.
The laptop shuts down and restarts fairly quickly even with slower Hard drives. I don’t like the fact that ASUS does not have supporting drivers for previous version of Windows such as Windows 7 or XP. Overall I got what I paid for and thus I am quite happy with my purchase.